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At Kingswinford Academy, we are proud to offer our students such an extensive range of student leadership opportunities. Student leadership is at the heart of the school empowering our learners to enhance character and personal potential.
As we prepare our students for life after school, our range of leadership opportunities brings a unique educational experience. In leading others, students can build inspiring connections with senior leaders, teaching staff and peers to continually improve the school. It also allows for active citizenship and to improve their own interpersonal and communication skills.
Our roles vary greatly. Students vote in their houses and tutor groups for their Form and Student Senate representatives. Form representatives assist the form tutor in daily activities such as the delivery of PSHE topics and run the weekly quiz. Student senators meet regularly both at school and trust level to discuss the environment and their latest initiatives.
Prefects and Senior Prefects have a significant role in the day to day running of the school. Unlike Student Senators, these students are appointed by senior staff following an application process. These are Year 10 and 11 leaders that have demonstrated exceptional qualities throughout their time at Kingswinford Academy.
We are proud to announce the appointment of our new Senior Prefect Team. Congratulations to Kadar and Ava who have been selected as Head Boy and Head Girl. They will be supported by their Deputies; Luke and Eleanor and Assistant House Leaders; Gabrielle, Niamh, Kate and Holly. These exceptional young adults have been appointed following a rigorous appointment process which involved speeches, a student and staff vote and a final interview with members of our Senior Leadership Team.
The position of Senior Prefect is an extremely important one and is the most ambassadorial role in the school. They are the leaders of the student community and an important link between students and staff.
Student Leadership Projects this year:
Following last academic year's Trust-wide Student Senate Summit, our Ambassadors have identified the following priorities to develop:
Leadership opportunities available for different subjects
Many other subjects offer their own leadership opportunities to aspiring leaders. Music and dance Leaders assist in lessons coaching other students and help to plan and organise events. Sports leadership is promoted throughout both key stages where students can progress from ‘Sports Volunteers’ to ‘Sports Ambassadors’ and ‘Sports Captains’. Reading Ambassadors promote a ‘reading buddies’ programme for students and Science Ambassadors
A number of other alternative leadership groups have been developed to target specific areas of school life which are facilitated by and overseen by the Student Senate. These groups include Wellbeing Ambassadors, Career Ambassadors, Community Links Ambassadors, Eco-Warriors and Anti-bullying Ambassadors. Each group meet regularly to discuss their ideas and play an equal part in creating a vibrant and dynamic school culture.
At Kingswinford Academy, we are firmly committed to excel and challenge students both in terms of academic excellence and extra-curricular opportunity. We firmly believe that the vehicle of ‘leadership’ is helpful in nurturing values that create well-rounded citizens as they progress through school alongside their academic qualifications.